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emergency medical technician - paramedic


    Video: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

    Program Number: 31-531-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    Full-Time Enrollment Only

    Program Description

    Moraine Park Technical College’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program prepares students to perform pre-hospital medical procedures. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Paramedics with additional advanced training can perform more difficult and demanding pre-hospital medical procedures. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drowning, childbirth and gunshot wounds all require immediate, professional medical attention. As a paramedic, you will provide this vital attention as you care for and transport the sick or injured. Major topics to be covered include patient assessment, pharmacology, pediatrics, ambulance/system operations, trauma, respiratory emergencies and medical emergencies.

    Students must have a current Emergency Medical Technician license to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program.

    The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP).

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $36,572

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Additional fees may apply and are the responsibility of the student.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Prepare for incident response and EMS Operations.
    • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care.
    • Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters.
    • Communicate effectively with others.
    • Demonstrate professional behavior.
    • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic credentialing.

    Career Opportunities

    • Private Ambulance Companies
    • Municipal Fire Departments
    • Flight Paramedic
    • Critical Care Transport Paramedic
    • Private Emergency Response Teams
    • Hospital Emergency and Critical Care Departments

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
    • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

    Gainful Employment

    The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

    Gainful Employment Data

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    531-911EMS Fundamentals2
    531-912Paramedic Medical Principles4
    531-913Patient Assessment Principles3
    531-914Prehospital Pharmacology3
    531-915Paramedic Respiratory Management2
    531-916Paramedic Cardiology4
    531-917Paramedic Clinical Field 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    531-918Advanced Resuscitation1
    531-919Paramedic Medical Emergencies4
    531-920Paramedic Trauma3
    531-921Special Patient Populations3
    531-922EMS Operations1
    531-923Paramedic Capstone1
    531-924Paramedic Clinical Field 24
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements41

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    After completion of this program you must complete the National Registry Exam process to be eligible to apply for an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic license with the State of Wisconsin.

    • There are a number of support services available at Moraine Park Technical College for students to ensure successful program completion. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Moraine Park Technical College has an average retention rate of 70.60% for the past two years.
    • Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Moraine Park Technical College have a two year average Pass Rate of 71.50%. 
    • Employers seek graduates of Moraine Park Technical College Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program as the Positive Placement Rate is 63.10% for the past two years. 

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.